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Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan

Louise Young

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275201
eISBN:
9780520955387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275201.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book looks at the emergence of urbanism in the interwar period, a global moment when the material and ideological structures that constitute “the city” took their characteristic modern shape. In ... More


Urbanism and Japanese Modern

Louise Young

in Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275201
eISBN:
9780520955387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275201.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Why do we equate cities with modern life? In the Japanese case, national and regional development projects identified modernization with urbanization and the city with modern Japan, a process that ... More


Urbanism and Twentleth-Centry Japan

Louise Young

in Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275201
eISBN:
9780520955387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275201.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Urban expansion of the interwar period left its mark on the rest of the twentieth century. Although urban modernism proved adaptable to appropriation for total war, the last months of the war proved ... More


Time Measurement on the Ground in Kaga Domain

Yulia Frumer

in Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516448
eISBN:
9780226524719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524719.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 6 demonstrates how ideas about time measurement that originated in astronomical practice and spread in early nineteenth century Japanese society through surveying and navigation manifested in ... More


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